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Predictions for Eagles vs. Redskins Week 13

With the Dallas Cowboys somehow defeating the New Orleans Saints on Thursday Night Football, the Philadelphia Eagles have been backed into a corner in which they can only blame themselves. The season isn’t over, but the Birds may need to win out just to make it to the second season.

The Redskins are decimated by injuries and just took a big PR hit by claiming Reuben Foster off waivers. While he won’t suit up Sunday, it’d be a real shame if Washington’s season spiraled even further at The Linc on Monday night.

To the predictions:

Candis McLean (5-6, @CandisRMcLean):

I don’t trust the Eagles to do anything. Earlier this week, Ike Reese said, “If you can’t beat Colt McCoy, at home, then you don’t deserve to go to the playoffs.” That’s my complete feeling. I’m beyond looking at who’s the better team on paper or who’s playing at home. Let’s face it, the Eagles have checked both of those boxes earlier in the season and still collapsed. This is a game ultimately to decide if the corpse of our season has a pulse or if we should call the coroner. In a prediction with the fortification of a Larry David shrug, I’ll take the Eagles.

Eagles 20-16.

Anthony Mazziotti (6-5, @AntMazziotti):

Am I really going to pick the Eagles again this week?

Ike Reese said it best, if you can’t beat Colt McCoy at home you don’t deserve to be in the playoffs. The Eagles find a way to keep the train rolling and find themselves – somehow – in a tie for the division lead.

Eagles 29-20.

Mike Diaz (3-8, @PhillyMike):

While the Eagles chances of capturing back to back NFC East division titles for the first time since 2004 is now very slim, they need this game if they still want it. My predictions all season have been wrong, but my hope is that they keep the game plan similar to the last drive of last week’s game by running the ball first and keeping possession. Jigsaw is wrong on pretty much everything, but he is right that RPOs and play action are meaningless if the threat of running is nil. Colt McCoy should look better with full week of practice with the ones, but he’s still Colt McCoy. Run the ball, limit possessions, and win the game.

Eagles 24-13.

Tony Cutillo (5-6, @TCutillo23):

The Eagles finally looked more efficient on both sides of the ball for one half of a football game last week. Was it a different mindset or was it a mirage created by an inferior team who made some head-scratching moves? Either way you slice it, the Eagles came away with a much needed victory and now fly onto Monday Night Football against a Redskins team who has some issues of their own. Colt McCoy is under center and Adrian Peterson has started to slow down a little bit, but the defense is still performing. This will be another test for the Eagles’ play callers. Will they continue to run the rock or will they revert back to the pass-happy scheme that was leaving Carson Wentz as a marked man? I feel they will continue to lean on the run game and come away with another division victory!

Eagles 28-10.

Adrian Fedkiw (5-6, @AdrianFedkiw):

I believe Doug Pederson has learned his lesson and will lean more on Josh Adams and the running game again for an Eagles win against a decimated Redskins team. Following Dallas’ upset win over the Saints Thursday night, there’s no more time to falter. Philadelphia may have to run the table to win the NFC East.

Eagles 24-16.

Sean Brace (5-6, @Sean_Brace):

This is an interesting spot for the Eagles, and I’m still buying stock. After beating the Giants, they remain alive. There’s no doubt about it, they’re a better team than the ‘Skins. Look for a big offensive performance from Carson Wentz and co. Give me the Birds.

Eagles 24-13.

Nick Piccone (3-8, @nickpiccone):

Division games are always tough, and last season the Birds didn’t exactly walk all over the Redskins. While Kirk Cousins always lookedevery bitas a Peyton Manning clone whenever he seemed to play the Eagles, he’s gone and the Birds’ chances against Alex Smith would’ve probably been better. But now that Smith is done for the season, and possibly his career [I hope not], the Birds face Colt McCoy.

The defense stepped up last week in the second half, but I think a lot of that was helped by the Giants’ playcalling. I’m still not sold. Nobody should be. It’s just one of those years.

Redskins 27-17.

 


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You can follow Nick Piccone on Twitter (@nickpiccone) and Instagram (@picconenick), and e-mail him at nick@phillyinfluencer.com. Subscribe to The Straight Shooters Podcast (@ShootersRadio) on iTunes here and listen every Friday afternoon at 2:00 P.M. on Wildfire Radio. Click here to read his pro wrestling articles on PhillyVoice.

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